Jade inukshuk with a gloss finish. 2 inches tall. This 2-inch jade carving is shaped in the iconic inukshuk figure, a significant symbol of northern adventure. Inukshuk, pronounced in-ook-shook, are stone monuments erected in the image of humans. One of their purposes was to communicate direction in the harsh and desolate Arctic. As such they were a tool for survival, and symbolic of the unselfish acts of a nomadic people - the Inuit - who built them as signposts to make the way easier and safer for those who followed.